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What is fibroadenoma?

What is fibroadenoma?

Benign Breast Tumor: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor. They have a tendency to grow in response to high estrogen levels as seen in puberty and pregnancy. They have a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but can be confused with cancers and are often biopsied by nonsurgical means to establish diagnosis. They do not need to be removed but some women opt for this due to pain or cosmetic concerns. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of fibroadenoma?

What are the main symptoms of fibroadenoma?

Painless breast lump: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors that could occur in the breast. They are usually round and not painful, easily movable with smooth edges. Average size is about an inch. Many radiologists are comfortable diagnosing them just on the basis of serial mammograms. If one feels a lump that is new or different, painful or painless, always consult with your doctor! ...Read more

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I'm 46 and had a core biopsy for a large breast lump. The diagnosis was fibroadenoma. Will it ever turn malignant?

I'm 46 and had a core biopsy for a large breast lump. The diagnosis was fibroadenoma. Will it ever turn malignant?

NO: Generally fibroadenomas are benign tumors that predcominantly occur in younger females of childbearing age. In and of themselves, they do not transform into malignant lesions. This is determined by other factors such as family history, genetic testing, calcfications, cellular atypia, etc. That will be a part of a complete hsitory and physical examination, . ...Read more

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Is surgery the best option for one to do when diagnosed with fibroadenoma?

Not necessarily.: When a tumor is found in the breast it is essential to determine whether it is benign or malignant. This is best done by means of a non-surgical needle biopsy. If a fibroadenoma is diagnosed, this is benign and does not need to be removed unless it is very large and/or causing significant breast pain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

Needle biopsy: Fibroadenomas have a very classic appearance on mammogram and ultrasound, but this can sometime be misleading. The most definitive test is needle biopsy under x-ray or ultrasound guidance. However, if it has been seen for years on mammography and is unchanged, ongoing observation is a reasonable option. ...Read more

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What can cause a fibroadenoma?

What can cause a fibroadenoma?

Non cancerous: Fibroadenomas are common, noncancerous masses seen in teenage girls and young women. We do not know their exact cause.
A great resource:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/fibroadenoma/ds01069. ...Read more

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I am 29 and I have has 3 breast core biopsies. All which were fibroadenomas. But lately off and on my left Breast Itches badly. What could that mean?

I am 29 and I have has 3 breast core biopsies. All which were fibroadenomas. But lately off and on my left Breast Itches badly. What could that mean?

Probably Nothing but: I would advise seeing your physician and having an evalaution. Many things can cuae breast itching, but a significant one is breast cancer. ...Read more

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How can I treat breast fibroadenoma?

How can I treat breast fibroadenoma?

Carefully: A fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign tumor and can be safely followed with observation. However, the only way to know that it is a fibroadenoma is to have it biopsied. If it is confirmed to be benign, observation is appropriate, until it has changed - then repeat biopsy is needed. It may be more reasonable to have it excised, an not take a chance on missing a cancer. ...Read more

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Anyone treated a recurrent fibroadenoma lump in a breast? What happens to it?

Anyone treated a recurrent fibroadenoma lump in a breast? What happens to it?

New or incomplete: It is unlikely tht you have a recurrent fibroadenoma. In all likelihood it is a new mass or the previous one was incompletely excised. In either case, with a previous tissue diagnosis, no treatment may be required. However, if it is suspicous on ultrasound or mammo or mri, a biopsy may be recommended to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have 2.16 CM fibroadenoma in my breast. I know it by biopsy. I want to know its cure without surgery?

I have 2.16 CM fibroadenoma in my breast. I know it by biopsy. I want to know its cure without surgery?

Possibly can be done: Fibroadenoma is a benign tumor. It can be observed. Occasionally it can regress. Sometimes it can grow larger or change. If it changes significantly, it is best to remove it. Your fibroadenoma's size is bordeline for non-surgical removal which can be done by vacuum assisted large biopsy needles or by ablation or freezing it. Look for a breast surgeon experienced in either of above procedures. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and want to get rid of fibroadenoma naturally. Anemic too we are planning for family. I am worried of health?

I am hypothyroid and want to get rid of fibroadenoma naturally. Anemic too we are planning for family. I am worried of health?

Some concerns...: If you are wanting to start a family you need to be in the best health you can be to support a pregnancy. You may find it difficult to get pregnant and support a pregnancy if your hypothyroidism and anemia are not corrected. Go see your doctor and get checked out. Correct your health so you can have the healthiest baby possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 2 fibroadenomas, breast specialist said no biopsy is needed. Had 2 ultrasound follow-ups. Should I worry not having a biopsy done? 25, no history.

Talk to you doctor: Any plan about your health should be with your agreement. It is good as long as you both stick to it: you following up with your physician and your physician ordering the appropriate test. If you have regular follow ups and the aspect of the lesion doesn't change you shouldn't be worried. ...Read more

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Would I get an excisional biopsy for my small fibroadenoma?

Would I get an excisional biopsy for my small fibroadenoma?

Usually unnecessary: Nonsurgical needle biopsy is the standard for diagnosing mammographic abnormalities. Once the benign diagnosis is established, it is usually unnecessary to surgically remove a benign fibroadenoma. However, if it is followed and growing, excision is often recommended to prevent further growth and exclude rare "locally aggressive" fibroadenoma-variants called phyllodes tumors. ...Read more

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What is fibroadenoma?

Benign Breast Tumor: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor. They have a tendency to grow in response to high estrogen levels as seen in puberty and pregnancy. They have a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but can be confused with cancers and are often biopsied by nonsurgical means to establish diagnosis. They do not need to be removed but some women opt for this due to pain or cosmetic concerns. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenomas grow back?

Can fibroadenomas grow back?

Yes: If incompletely removed, a fibroadenoma can grow back. Alternatively, it is possible to develop a second, unrelated fibroadenoma in the same breast. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenoma be treated?

Surgery or watch: If fibroadenomas are small and not causing any trouble or interfering with the follow up of other suspicious lesions in the breast, they can just be left alone without further risk of problems. Otherwise, if they are very large or growing or causing deformity or pain, they can be removed by surgery (lumpectomy or excision biopsy). ...Read more

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What can cause a fibroadenoma?

Non cancerous: Fibroadenomas are common, noncancerous masses seen in teenage girls and young women. We do not know their exact cause.
A great resource:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/fibroadenoma/ds01069. ...Read more

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What is the cure of fibroadenomas?

Its benign: Commonly found in breast, fibroadenomas are benign tumors. So they can be left along if small and asymptomatic. Some of them can grow slowly, in that case surgical removal may be advised. You should be under supervision of a good breast specialist who can examine and guide you in the future. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

Needle biopsy: Fibroadenomas have a very classic appearance on mammogram and ultrasound, but this can sometime be misleading. The most definitive test is needle biopsy under x-ray or ultrasound guidance. However, if it has been seen for years on mammography and is unchanged, ongoing observation is a reasonable option. ...Read more

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What should I do with a fibroadenoma?

Depends: If you are talking about in the breast, there are choices.
Some people will watch them (exam and mammograms, etc) or some will opt to have it removed. Remember, ometimes things aren't what they are felt to be.... ...Read more

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Are fibroadenomas hard and immovable?

Not usually: Hard
mobile like a marble in the tissue. ...Read more

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How are fibroadenomas typically diagnosed?

How are fibroadenomas typically diagnosed?

Biopsy: An experienced surgeon can determine by examination and imaging if there is a fibroadenoma. The most definitive confirmation is to have a needle biopsy. This is performed as an outpatient procedure and results are back in 2-3 days.
Fibroadenomas are benign without any potential to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Could a fibroadenoma be hard and immovable?

No, usually not: Fibroadenoma usually is ruberry in texture, and mobile. When the lump is. Fixated to the chestwall and hard- other thing like a carcinoma/cancer should be ruled out. Go to see your doctor and have yourself checked. A biopsy should be done to really completely rule out malignancy. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of fibroadenoma?

Painless breast lump: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors that could occur in the breast. They are usually round and not painful, easily movable with smooth edges. Average size is about an inch. Many radiologists are comfortable diagnosing them just on the basis of serial mammograms. If one feels a lump that is new or different, painful or painless, always consult with your doctor! ...Read more

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Is getting multiple fibroadenoma operated necessary?

No: If they look alike on mammogram/usn and a biopsy confirms it, they do not have to be excised. Excising them may create scar tissue making mammograms confusing to read. ...Read more

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Does sonomamogram enough for fibroadenoma or fnp is must?

Radiology enough: In the younger female the most common lesion that can be palpated or defined on mammo/sono is the fibroadenoma. It appears as a round smooth lesion and not the stellate shape of a Ca. There is no microCa associated with the lesion and frequently intralesion Calcium as a gross process is noted. Bx on this basis is not employed. ...Read more